Villamartin Plaza party raises €6,000 for two charities

Stevie, Roger, Jenny and Casey

VILLAMARTIN PLAZA played host to one big party on Saturday May 21 as supporters of the Elche Children’s Care Home (ECCH) charity and the Little Pod Association came together to raise vital funds.

Organised by Stevie Spit together with Villamartin President, Casey Shaddock, the event saw the Plaza well and truly rocking all day long as hundreds of guests flocked to show their support.

A penultimate check on the funds revealed the event had raised a staggering €5,450, but Stevie wasn’t going to stop there – he had set a target of €6,000 and was determined to reach it… sure enough, a final check revealed the event to have raised just over Stevie’s target – to be split equally between the children at the home and the Little Pod Assocation animals.

Due to the financial crisis, the Spanish Central Government withdrew all financial support to Elche Children’s Care Home. The Fundacion Arcos de Castillos provides funding for the day-to-day running of the home such as utilities and staff wages, but the ECCH charity provides for all the extra needs of the children such as clothing, school books, after school activities, toiletries, birthday and Christmas presents and so much more.

The charity is managed entirely by unpaid volunteers who are devoted to the home and the children and its funding makes a meaningful difference.

The Little Pod Association raises funds to help animals in the Orihuela Costa region. It relies solely on donations to continue the wonderful work it does which includes rescuing abandoned and ill-treated animals off the streets and from overcrowded shelters, blood testing the animals for diseases, vaccinating and microchipping them, applying for their passports and neutering and spaying them.

The association also provide for veterinary treatment where required and rehome the animals to loving, caring ‘forever homes in Spain, the UK and other parts of Europe.

All at the ECCH charity and the Little Pod Association express their greatest thanks to Stevie, Casey and all the entertainers who all worked so hard to make the event such a success.

Thanks also go to Elche Children’s Care Home volunteers Jenny and Roger, who worked tirelessly all day, plus Sue, Alan and Vanessa – without whom these events would not be possible.


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